Live at the Village Theater in Canton
Friday January 8th 2010
The Village Theatre presents: a live jazz performance by the Melissa Behring Project. Come experience the colors of jazz with the sultry vocals of Melissa Behring and the fluid melodies of Neil Donato’s hypnotic piano playing, add in Clint Sabon on the drums and Michael Rais on the upright bass and you have very talented jazz quartet.
The experience of jazz is a creative fantasia of music. The Melissa Behring Project offers up classic songs by Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer. They also incorporate more mainstream songs by artists such as Prince and Sade and put their own jazz interpretation into it. They will be playing the first Friday series at the Village Theater in Canton, which features different styles of music the first Friday of every month. Each musician that makes up the components of the Project offers a creative spark of talent that forms one fluid motion of music.
Melissa Behring is the passionate and talented front woman that started this jazz ensemble in 2005. She has assembled a team of extraordinary and gifted musicians. Neil Donato plays piano and has established a professional standing that involves him in many creative projects that keeps him in the studio and on stage across Southeastern Michigan. He has performed at numerous venues including the Ark in Ann Arbor and the Fisher Theatre in Detroit; he has also toured with the major Broadway show Mama Mia. Clint Sabon is a percussionist who was trained with Larry Fratangelo who has shaped some of Detroit’s most talented drummers. Fratangelo has played with the likes of Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, and Anita Baker to name a few. Add an upright bass to the mix of these stellar musicians played by Michael Rais and you have a complete recipe for the blue notes of jazz mixed with a hazy violet sound that translates into relaxed perfection.
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton MI 48188
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Village Theater Box Office,
http://tinyurl.com/yg9llz6 or you can call the Box Office at 734-394-5460